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  Health Minister Tony Ryall has been given a first-hand demonstration of a video link that gives patients in the small central North Island community of Taumarunui access to medical expertise from specialists at Waikato Hospital. Mr Ryall visited...

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The Board of Inquiry decision on the Puhoi-Warkworth motorway gives the green light to a project that doesn't stack up, says Labour's Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Labour would spend $320 million immediately to fix the accident...

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  The wise thing for the Prime Minister to do is ask Gerry Brownlee to hand in his transport warrant and to stand him down for the duration of the CAA investigation, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. “It's not good enough for the minister...

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New Zealand First says the opportunity for prisoners to be involved in rebuilding earthquake damaged Christchurch houses is a small step in the right direction – but it has taken too long to get started. “I would like to congratulate the...

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  Former Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman must come clean about when he was told the FBI was investigating Kim Dotcom, says Labour's Associate Security and Intelligence spokesperson Grant Robertson. “Jonathan Coleman has previously...

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Statement from Hon Gerry Brownlee: Earlier today, running late for a plane at Christchurch Airport, I without thought breached airport and airline security rules by entering the gate lounge through a door usually used for exit only. Running late for...

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  The House sat under extended hours this morning to pass the third readings of the Tuhoe Claims Settlement Bill and the Te Urewera Bill, which together settle the historical grievances of Ngai Tuhoe and establish legal identity and new governance...

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The Crown and Ngai Tuhoe have announced the appointment of the inaugural members of Te Urewera Board, which will be the primary decision maker for Te Urewera under legislation passed in the House today. Te Urewera Bill provides for Te Urewera to be...

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  Five exploration permits have been awarded in the South Island to a new international minerals exploration company as a result of the New Zealand Platinum Tender 2013.  Canadian-backed company Lynx Platinum Limited has been awarded three...

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The Taxpayers' Union has written to Parliament's Speaker, the Rt. Hon. David Carter, asking him to step in and investigate the claims on the WhaleOil blog that taxpayers' money is being improperly used for Mana Party election...

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